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A Game for Each Decade
Compiled by severus6
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Hey, all you chess fans out there! Here are just games for each decade that have really made an impression on me.

A reminder that "great chess" can come at any time
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Attacking play from the great Steinitz
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

A totally different, more quiet, style from Steinitz
S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

A hypermodern opening decades before the hypermodern revolution
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

One of the most farsighted combinations ever
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

The young Rubinstein joins a chess elite dominated by older men
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Lasker flexes his tournament muscles against his young rival
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Reti spearheads the hypermodern revolution
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik beats Capablanca in magnificent style
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Smyslov demonstrates how vital preparation is
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1945 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

The mind of a child turns out miracles
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

A titan falls in 19 moves
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

Fischer beats Spassky at his own game
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

The relativity of king safety
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Anand takes the lead in the world championship
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Kasparov shows how to beat a computer
Kasparov vs Deep Junior, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

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